Sens. Appear Keen On Drafting New Patent Eligibility Law

Law360 (December 17, 2018, 10:47 PM EST) -- Two U.S. senators who held a closed-door meeting last week to discuss possibly rewriting the law governing patent eligibility expressed an interest in beginning the potentially lengthy process of drafting legislation on the issue, according to attorneys who attended the session.

Dozens of lawyers, business executives and representatives of legal groups attended Wednesday’s meeting on Capitol Hill convened by Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C. The lawmakers and their staffers appeared to take the view that Congress should act to make it clearer what is and is not eligible for a patent, attendees said.

Coons delivered opening remarks at...

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